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Opportunity at National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST)

Analysis, Modeling, and Simulation for Performance-Based Seismic Engineering


Engineering Laboratory, Materials and Structural Systems Division

RO# Location
50.73.11.C0052 Gaithersburg, MD

Please note: This Agency only participates in the February and August reviews.


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Kevin Kai Fai Wong 301-975-6361


This research opportunity focuses on developing and improving the state-of-the-art methods for analysis, modeling, and simulation of structural responses for performance-based seismic engineering of tall buildings. Opportunities include the following: (1) developing improved modeling and analytical capabilities for nonlinear dynamic analysis; (2) investigating structural stability, large displacement responses, failure mechanisms, and collapse; (3) investigating the effects of coupling between geometric nonlinearity and material nonlinearity; (4) quantifying performance of structures and components; (5) improving seismic resilience of structures with energy dissipation devices; and (6) quantifying uncertainties and fragilities of structural responses.



Wong KKF, Speicher MS: “Improved Method for the Calculation of Plastic Rotation of Moment-Resisting Framed Structures for Nonlinear Static and Dynamic Analysis”. Computational Methods in Earthquake Engineering 3: 129-175, 2017

Wong KKF, Harris JL: “Seismic Fragility and Cost Analyses of Actively Controlled Structures”. The Structural Design of Tall and Special Buildings 22(7): 569-583, 2013

Li G, Wong KKF: Theory of Nonlinear Structural Analysis: The Force Analogy Method for Earthquake Engineering. John Wiley & Sons, 2014


Structural dynamics; Nonlinear analysis; Stability; Large displacements; Earthquake engineering; Energy; Uncertainty; Stochastic processes; Control;


Citizenship:  Open to U.S. citizens
Level:  Open to Postdoctoral applicants


Base Stipend Travel Allotment Supplementation
$74,950.00 $3,000.00
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